Maths (11)

1 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9053 02:51

Finally there is an community that come up with interactive and fun way to learn mathematics!

2 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9053 03:01

Americans say math, but people from other English-speaking countries say maths. Why is that? They say it's because it's short for mathematics, which is plural.

But consider this: fish can mean multiple fishes. But you don't always have to say fishes. "Fish" can be plural on its own. I caught some fish today. You don't have to say I caught some fishes.

Countability is an issue in English, where it matters for some words, but not others. English is a mess, where rules are made and broken all the time.

3 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9053 14:41


You can also read mathematics manga here!

4 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9053 16:09


+1 I approve this

5 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9053 17:22

>>2 When people say it out loud for the plural, I've always parsed it in my head as "fishies" like one little fishy, two little fishies, and "fishes" was only for the verb - "He fishes every day". A little research just now says there are only a few special cases where "fishes" is used for plural "fish". So, you don't have to say "I caught some fishes" because it would be a weird way of saying it, unless (as I just learned) you caught more than one type of fishy.

6 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9053 20:17

Cool, I was wondering if there was a complete catalog for the manga guide stuff somewhere.

7 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9055 13:38

>>2 & >>5

I think it is more beneficial if you can post your 'great' idea to people or even chick like danica mckellar (that is if you even know who she is) for example instead of waste broadband space where I think nobody is going to read them anyway! ۩

8 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9055 13:52

To me, "fish" seems more natural as an unspecified quantity of fish, whereas "fishes" is more for a specific number of individual fish. So, "four fishes", but "a pound of fish". This extends nicely to the "some fishes" case as you mention.

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9 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9057 02:36


And Shoo Shoo...troll bot!

10 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9057 07:26

>>7 Frosted butts

11 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9057 08:05

cute girl frosting frosted flakes with her frosted butts (buttsies)

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